17 per cent Thies turnover comes from India
Water is for living, not for dyeing, says Thies GmbH & Co. The careful use of resources protects the environment and strengthens competitiveness. For more than a century the name of Thies has been synonymous with innovation and advances in
Water is for living, not for dyeing, says Thies GmbH & Co. The careful use of resources protects the environment and strengthens competitiveness. For more than a century the name of Thies has been synonymous with innovation and advances in textile finishing. Founded by Bernhard Thies at the turn of the industrial age in 1892 Thies remains today a family owned and operated company. An internationally active enterprise, employing more than 400 in its home base of Coesfeld, Thies offers to their customers, and interested textile companies, access to their research and dyehouse facilities in which to carry out trials.
As one of the first companies to introduce Quality Management Systems based on DIN EN ISO 9001, Thies continue to strictly observe and follow these guidelines. A worldwide sales and service network, developed over many years, ensures efficient customer service and support.
Andre Engbersen, and Hermann Freericks, Sales Managers of Thies were in India recently as a part of a VDMA team for making presentations at symposiums in Mumbai & Coimbatore. Having been very busy at the symposium, they later spoke to the Editor of The Indian Textile Journal in an email about the past, present and future of the textile world in India.
ITJ Editor: Give some details about the Indian market for Thies.
Andre & Hermann: For Thies GmbH & Co, India has always been a key market. From the very early years after the second world war, Thies had a constant presence in the Indian market and has a very wide base of long time customers or better to say partners.
Today the Indian market is accountable for about 17 per cent of our total turnover, which puts it among the top 5 export markets internationally for us. The ever growing demand for eco-friendly and quality oriented machinery gives us the opportunity to show our strong side in this highly competitive market.
Seeing the latest developments in the different Textile clusters within India, we are very well equipped help our customers to tackle the future, by supplying machinery with the lowest possible water and energy consumption as well as the highest fabric quality. The reduction of the over all consumption, cost and effluent discharge starts by applying the latest technology. By teaming up with the renown Agency Voltas in combination with our very own Thies India service setup, we have a complete coverage in the whole of India.
From the start of a project all the way to the final production, Thies guides there customers with there expertise to achieve the best possible. Becoming No 1 means to work with professionals.
ITJ Editor:How does Thies meet the challenges of today? Give details of its latest machines & developments.
Andre & Hermann: Today the Textile Finisher faces an ever increasing number of challenges. Significant increases in the cost of water and effluent demand a more pro-active and prudent handling of the issues, while simultaneously requiring improvements in production efficiency.
The proven "iMaster H2O" high temperature fabric dyeing machine offers spectacular low water consumption – starting at a liquor ratio of 1:3.7 for cottons, depending on the pick-up of water on the fabric.
This fabric dyeing machine has been designed with maximum flexibility, to handle a wide range of natural and synthetic fibres and blends, using a newly developed iJBox fitted with adjustable walls. This innovative design makes it possible to process full and partial loads of a wide range of light and heavy weight articles. The Teflon lined wide chamber allowing the material to fl